Player of the Match
Player of the Match

The presentation is on. Afridi is the Man of the Match: "Good practice for the upcoming games. Dressing room atmosphere is perfect."

Nawroz Mangal (he's got the help of an interperter): "Performance was satisfactory. Unfortunately our batting wasn't great. If we play consistently against teams like Pakistan we will get better and do well in the World Cup qualifiers. I would like to thank the PCB and I would like the ICC to present us with more opportunities."

Misbah: "Happy to see the spirit of the Afghan team. They way they started, I was a bit surprised. When they played T20 in Pakistan they were exciting. We got in Shoaib Malik because he's another spin option and also a lower-order batter."

Thanks for your company today. There's the first ODI against England that begins on Monday. Look forward to seeing you then. Cheers!

End of match: Afghanistan may have been beaten comprehensively by seven wickets, but far from disgraced. In fact they were quite sprightly in the field even when the game was firmly with Pakistan. Hopefully this will be the start of many more games against the Full Members ie, the big teams. And Pakistan should continue to assist them in whichever way. Iqbal Sikander, the former Pakistan legspinner, is now their coach.

Pakistan pretty much played full strength today, though public opinion would say that they would be better off experimenting with a new guy like Hammad Azam instead of Shoaib Malik.

Mohammad Nabi to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, in a day of reverse sweeps Misbah decides to finish things off with one, changes guard and plays a lap sweep past short third man

37 | 7 Runs | PAK: 194/3 (2 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.24, RRR: 0.15)

  • Misbah-ul-Haq36 (54b)
  • Younis Khan70 (65b)
  • Dawlat Zadran9-2-38-2
  • Shapoor Zadran8-1-49-0
Dawlat Zadran to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and he swivels and pulls hard but finds deep square leg
Dawlat Zadran to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, steers it straight to cover point
Dawlat Zadran to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slower ball again and he opts not to bash it away, pushes it to the off side

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st9Imran FarhatMohammad Hafeez
2nd33Imran FarhatAsad Shafiq
3rd57Imran FarhatYounis Khan
4th99Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq